Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Watch: Longchamp Little Big Bag

Found this on Longchamp's Facebook page. Loving the creativity behind the video and the tune. Oh and the Pliage Cuir bags are divine!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Read: 90-Day Geisha

Picked this up at Changi Int'l Airport, Singapore just before my flight home. I've read a quarter of the book so far and it really is an interesting read. Author and former Canadian model Chelsea Haywood provides an insight into her personal experience as a "modern-day Geisha" being a hostess in Tokyo, Japan. It may be a surprise to those thinking of Japanese culture as traditional and modest because Tokyo-lites have not only kept the art of hostessing alive but they've upped-the-ante by giving any big spender the chance to buy a hostess experience with foreign, and almost always Caucasian hostesses. All of this smack in the centre of bustling Tokyo hotspot: Roppongi. 

Ah, how it pays to be beautiful.

"90-Day Geisha: My Time As A Tokyo Hostess" available on Amazon.com for US$10 here.
A little bit about the author: 
From an early age Chelsea found herself to be a voracious reader and a bit of a smartie pants who loved to read the dictionary. She graduated early. For a while she modelled in a profoundly un-famous, gypsy-like way, wearing Prada and Lanvin for wages and dressing up in that red, maiko-inspired creation by John Galliano for Dior while chumming with Chase Aston for Elle. While fashion was fun, her favorite thing about it was the catering, and eating all the food.
Needless to say, she needed a more appropriate career and so around the casting calls, the jobs and the eighteen kilometres that she’d run five days a week to keep that kind of figure, she began to dream up a creative and entrepreneurial endeavour of her own. It was while eating a (delicious!) slice of New York cheesecake in a food loft high above Sukhumvit in Bangkok that she was struck with the idea to
write 90 Day Geisha, and two days later Chelsea was en route to Tokyo.

Gucci Spring 2013

My favourites from the SS2013 line. 

Loved how everything was airy and flowy and the ruffles were the only details needed for the clothes. The colour palette was kept simple but bold- very clean.

The accessories were bright, fun and perfect for spring. The clutches and bags came in a few bright colours, all colour-coded with the garments. Nothing quite special with the bags but the stilettos were very sexy. I can see places like ZARA, MNG or H&M reproducing pieces in these colours and the heels. Fingers crossed.

Pictures courtesy of Style.com. Collage by Boopalicious.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Will be visiting Singapore for the second time tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing more attractions in this sleek city. This time I'll be travelling solo but will be staying with a friend. Can't wait!